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Old 02-03-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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So swimwear is for sex purposes, not for swimming? And if what you see in a speedo isnt sexy then how/why do people ever breed or have sex? Are we supposed to judge men for their looks but judge women for whats on the inside? How is that not a double standard with a bit of hypocrisy?
Virtually all fashion is for sex purposes whether revealing or not. Fashion is a form of signalling and enhancing our attractiveness to potential mates.

 
Old 02-03-2015, 02:12 PM
 
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Most men wear shorts in Australia.

Life savers wear budgiesmugglers because they lend speed, less fabric means less drag in the water.

That's why they call em Speedos.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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comfort?
 
Old 02-03-2015, 02:50 PM
 
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It's not the same, for men not only is it uncomfortable, it can cause infertility. My BAG has to adjust stiffness to adapt to changes to body temperature if it can't do that it can cause infertility and even long term function issues.

To me, it feels like a big hand is between your crotch pushing against you. Not the same as a thong where a woman is to rubbing against it.
I know a few guys that would consider infertility a good thing.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 03:06 PM
 
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As two other posters have remarked, the underlying cause is an insidious form of homophobia in American mainstream culture.

Tight, revealing swimwear in the American estimation is "gay". In the land of gay-marriage, rainbow bumper stickers and scrupulous adherence to nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation, so many men are mortified of themselves being labeled as "gay", and therefore take special care to adorn themselves as to send unambiguous signals of their heterosexuality. The same applies to wearing tight jeans/trousers, a close-fitting dress shirt worn with several buttons open, sitting with one's legs crossed/tucked in "effeminate" manner, and so forth.

Compare this for example with countries like Turkey, which are overtly and blatantly discriminatory against LBGT in public policy and societal opinion, but where men wear tight/revealing swimwear without the least fear of inadvertently exuding a "gay" image.

Curious contradiction, is it not?
 
Old 02-03-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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As two other posters have remarked, the underlying cause is an insidious form of homophobia in American mainstream culture.

Tight, revealing swimwear in the American estimation is "gay". In the land of gay-marriage, rainbow bumper stickers and scrupulous adherence to nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation, so many men are mortified of themselves being labeled as "gay", and therefore take special care to adorn themselves as to send unambiguous signals of their heterosexuality. The same applies to wearing tight jeans/trousers, a close-fitting dress shirt worn with several buttons open, sitting with one's legs crossed/tucked in "effeminate" manner, and so forth.

Compare this for example with countries like Turkey, which are overtly and blatantly discriminatory against LBGT in public policy and societal opinion, but where men wear tight/revealing swimwear without the least fear of inadvertently exuding a "gay" image.

Curious contradiction, is it not?
Speedos used to be cool in the US. But that was before gay rights and gay marriage. Odd, that. I guess hetero guys want to avoid getting hit on at the beach. I don't think it's about homophobia. They just don't want to be deal with sexual harassment from other guys.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Glenn Carbon, IL
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I wear very well made bleeding madras swimming trunks that I purchase from my favorite men's shop, not because I'm a prude but because I'm a snob.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphian-transplant from Miami
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Originally Posted by ohio_peasant View Post
As two other posters have remarked, the underlying cause is an insidious form of homophobia in American mainstream culture.

Tight, revealing swimwear in the American estimation is "gay". In the land of gay-marriage, rainbow bumper stickers and scrupulous adherence to nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation, so many men are mortified of themselves being labeled as "gay", and therefore take special care to adorn themselves as to send unambiguous signals of their heterosexuality. The same applies to wearing tight jeans/trousers, a close-fitting dress shirt worn with several buttons open, sitting with one's legs crossed/tucked in "effeminate" manner, and so forth.

Compare this for example with countries like Turkey, which are overtly and blatantly discriminatory against LBGT in public policy and societal opinion, but where men wear tight/revealing swimwear without the least fear of inadvertently exuding a "gay" image.

Curious contradiction, is it not?
Very good point.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Americans have larger "junk" than the rest of the world. Showing that off in a Speedo would just be rude!
Or the opposite. They don't want to reveal their tiny JUNK.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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Speedos used to be cool in the US. But that was before gay rights and gay marriage. Odd, that. I guess hetero guys want to avoid getting hit on at the beach. I don't think it's about homophobia. They just don't want to be deal with sexual harassment from other guys.
I'd disagree. I think the majority of women in the US don't think a male in a Speedo is sexy, and that is borne out from the comments from women in this thread. Most males are going to wear whatever is going to be appealing to the opposite sex, whether they are single or in a relationship.

If more women found guys in Speedos attractive, you'd see more guys wearing them in this country. Even if it's a "good" looking guy wearing one here, they are the subject of ridicule. I saw that a few times when I lived in FL. It's just not an accepted style here.
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